Daily Archives: March 24, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black : So Lucky to be an American

Video Feature:  Baxter Black :  So Lucky to be an American

“So Lucky to be an American – Baxter takes time to appreciate his life!”

Are Your Vaccines and Health Products Working?

Are Your Vaccines and Health Products Working?

Sandy Stuttgen, DVM, University of Wisconsin Extension

Beef Today

The failure of animal products and vaccines often are the result of human error and not the result of a defective product.

Other than a veterinarian, labels are the best source of information regarding indications for use, dose and dosage interval, route of administration, residue withdrawal times, and storage.

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Source Verified Calves Earned an Average $1.57 More per CWT

Source Verified Calves Earned an Average $1.57 More per CWT

AGRI Marketing

With signs of spring emerging in many parts of the country, you and fellow cattle producers are likely battling your share of annual weather challenges. But as you wrestle the mud to work the season’s newest calf crop, consider getting more out of that hard-earned calf — $2.65 more per hundredweight (cwt.) on average.

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HSUS supports bill to re-define animal cruelty

HSUS supports bill to re-define animal cruelty

John Maday

Drovers

U.S. Representatives Diane Watson (D-Calif.) and Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.) introduced H.R. 4733, the “Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act,” last week. The bill would set federal standards regulating housing and animal treatment on operations that supply food to government purchases such as the School Lunch program. The Humane Society of the United States immediately issued a release praising the proposed bill.

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More Ohio producers exploring grass-fed beef production

More Ohio producers exploring grass-fed beef production

AG Answers

Ohio livestock producers are exploring grass-fed beef production to meet market demands for what many consider to be a healthful and ecologically sustainable product. However, the production side of the system can be daunting.

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Animal welfare audit should be simple

Animal welfare audit should be simple

KNEB

When it comes to auditing animal welfare, Temple Grandin says any system designed to get the job done has to be simple and measureable. The livestock behavior specialist is known internationally for her work in developing animal handling systems and audit guidelines for meat packing plants, transport companies and other livestock-related enterprises.

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Beef producers see a ‘significantly better’ outlook for this year

Beef producers see a ‘significantly better’ outlook for this year

Steve Adler

California Farm Bureau

Mother cows and their calves bask in the sun on rancher Kenny Watkins’ beef operation near Linden. Ample spring rains have brought on a resurgence of grass on rangeland throughout the state.

After a very challenging 2009, California’s beef producers look at the frequent rainstorms of the past few months as bringing a ray of sunshine to their troubled agricultural sector.

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Cuts to UT extension hurt outreach

Cuts to UT extension hurt outreach

Joan Garrett

Chattanooga Free Press

"Andalé! Andalé!" someone screams in the back of the Athens Stockyard.

The pounding of hoofs rattles the arena as cattle roar through a wooden chute and into the dirt-floor showroom. A man in muddy overalls looks over the livestock and writes down a grade for each.

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JA Brite Ranch named Outstanding Rangeland Stewards

JA Brite Ranch named Outstanding Rangeland Stewards

North Texas E-News

JA Ranch located near Bowie, Texas, received the 2009 Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship award from the Texas Section, Society for Range Management (TSSRM) and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA).

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A 2-in-1 test for detecting E. coli in ground beef and other foods

A 2-in-1 test for detecting E. coli in ground beef and other foods

PHYSORG.com

Scientists today reported development of the first two-in-one test that can simultaneously detect both the E. coli bacteria responsible for terrible food poisoning outbreaks, and the toxins, or poisons, that the bacteria use to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms in its victims. They described it at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week.

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Wet Grain Causing Storage, Mould Concerns for Farmers

Wet Grain Causing Storage, Mould Concerns for Farmers

Thebeefsite.com

In a year met with unique corn harvest and storage issues, paying extra attention to grain bin safety has become of utmost importance to farmers, said Matt Roberts, Purdue Extension grain storage specialist.

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Routine Surveillance Finds Emmet County Beef Herd Positive for Bovine TB

Routine Surveillance Finds Emmet County Beef Herd Positive for Bovine TB

Michigan.gov

Routine bovine Tuberculosis (TB) surveillance testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) found a bovine TB positive herd in Emmet County in Northern Lower Michigan’s Modified Accredited Advanced Zone (MAAZ). All cattle herds in a 10-mile radius of the farm will be tested within six months

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Beef From Creekstone Farms Impresses New York Chefs

Beef From Creekstone Farms Impresses New York Chefs

New York Times

FAIR warning to anyone repulsed by succulent sirloin, robust rib-eye, primal porterhouse and tender T-bone: Avert your eyes. The following report is definitely not your meat.

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Cattle Feeders Back in the Black, Finally

Cattle Feeders Back in the Black, Finally

AGRIMarketing

The fed cattle market is finally back to profitable levels, the first profits many producers have seen for more than two years.

"We’ve got the export business coming around again. We’ve got the tighter supplies, we’ve got better pork prices, we had this weather event over the winter here-and the combination is that, seasonally, we’ve got a tight thing coming at us here in April," explains Gregg Doud, chief economist with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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Eat Less Meat, Reduce Global Warming — or Not

Eat Less Meat, Reduce Global Warming — or Not

FOXNews.com

Save the planet, eat less meat … right? That’s what the U.N. said, anyway, but one scientist has a grade A beef with that claim. Save the planet, eat less meat … right? That’s what the U.N. said, anyway, but one scientist has a grade A beef with that claim.

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